Driver Pay Roundup: Which carriers have increased compensation

Updated Jun 28, 2021
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Sterling, Virginia-based JK Moving Services recently increased its annual guaranteed income for experienced over-the-road Class-A drivers to a minimum of $100,000, the company said Tuesday.

The company said the move will allow it to keep up with a labor market that has been affected by the boom in online shopping and pandemic restrictions.

JK Moving Services has about 262 drivers, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's SAFER website.

The Virginia-based carrier is the latest company to increase driver pay. The booming freight market has created an increased demand for truck drivers, leading many companies to increase driver pay to attract new drivers and hold onto the ones they already have. The New York Post yesterday wrote about how the lack of drivers was forcing some members of the food industry to increase both driver pay and the prices of the goods they sell.

JK is not alone in boosting driver pay. Here's a recap of many of the companies that have raised driver pay.

Forward Air creates destination-based pay increase

Continental Express gives all drivers second pay increase in a year

Averitt Express celebrates anniversary with another driver pay increase

Wisconsin-based Millis Transfer increases pay for its drivers

Oklahoma-based Melton Truck Lines increases driver pay

Carrier celebrates milestone anniversary by hiking driver pay

Florida tanker fleet increases driver pay by 15%

Maverick Transportation announces second company-wide pay increase

USA Truck rolls out 'simplified' pay package for drivers

Barr-Nunn expands Shift Load Pay program to more states

C.R. England announces 'largest driver pay raise in company history'

Roehl increases driver pay for second time this year

GP Transco latest carrier to increase driver pay

Tyson OTR drivers receive largest pay increase ever

CRST boosts OTR team driver pay by over 30%

Tennessee-based Milan raises driver pay

Barr-Nunn offers innovative Shift Load Pay option for drivers in some locations

XPO plans to hire 750 new drivers for its LTL operations

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AFC Transport gives biggest ever pay increase; upgrades tractors and trailers

Maryland carrier announces driver pay increase

TransAm Trucking announces driver pay increase

Crete Carrier and Shaffer Trucking raise driver pay

Forward Air delivers largest driver pay raise in its history

Transco Lines gives drivers biggest pay hike in company's 37 year history

ITS Logistics proves dedication of its own, boosts pay for drivers

Missouri carrier expands dedicated division serving Amazon

St. Louis truckload carrier hikes driver pay

TMC hikes pay for drivers in 10 Northeastern states

Old Dominion plans to hire 800 drivers in next 3 months

Averitt Express' hikes pay for newly-hired regional truckload and flatbed drivers

Yellow plans to hire 1,500 drivers, opening driving schools

Mississippi carrier rolls out new pay plan for its drivers

Alabama flatbed company increases driver pay

Artur Express Inc. offers new pay, leasing programs

Major tanker carrier increases driver pay

Melton doubles pay to drivers for tarping loads

Ohio reefer company hikes driver salaries 17%

Trimac celebrates anniversary with driver pay raise

Major reefer carrier raises driver pay in January

Tennessee carrier celebrates anniversary with pay raise

Epes announces largest pay increase in its history